Description

UPDATE: I've just done some cable management within my PC, it now looks even better!

Disclaimer: This is far from the final build, it's nowhere near finished.

This build of mine is mainly used for gaming and some school work. After seeing some amazing builds on PCPartpicker and lot's of research on building a computer, I decided to build my own. I plan on getting a Corsair water cooler so I can do some overclocking, getting some LEDs in my case and getting an SSD in the near future. I thought building a PC would be extremely time consuming and difficult, but this turned out being far easier than I expected it would be, taking only 4 hours of blood, sweat, and tears... I did it, my first build.

Thanks for checking out by build, please leave any suggestions/feedback in the comments if you have any!

Part Reviews

CPU

Solid processor, can't wait to do some overclocking on this.

Motherboard

Great motherboard which I can tell will last me a long time. This was very easy to work with.

Memory

Ram is ram, and this is some damn good looking ram.

Storage

Pretty slow hard drive with not too much space but enough.This should 100% be used as a second drive for storage.

Storage

Plenty of space, not very speedy but it get's the job done.

Video Card

An amazing graphics card with excellent cooling built in. You can run some very graphic intense games above 60 frames no problem with this beast.

Case

Great sturdy feeling case with plenty of room to build in and excellent cable management. On top of that it looks amazing and has plenty of room for water cooling. This case has 2 USB 3.1 ports and 2 USB 2 ports on the front, along with headphone jacks and a reset button.

Power Supply

Good PSU, has served me well so far, the packaging is very nice.

Operating System

Better than Windows 8

Monitor

Great monitor for console, and a good monitor for PC, it would be nice if there was 1440p.

Keyboard

This is a very nice membrane keyboard, feels much better than others. The 6 included macros are a nice plus, along with the media keys and windows lock button. My biggest complaint though is that the RGB isn't truly 16.8 million colors, with many colors of the spectrum it appears to get much darker depending on the color, like if I used a sky blue it would be not very bright at all on the keyboard. Works great with colors like dark blue, razer green, hot pink, red, etc.

Mouse

Excellent mouse for mobas and works for other games as well. This mouse fits my fairly large hand quite well, making playing games very comfortable, the rubber on the right side for your pinky is a great plus too. Though the 12 keys on the side are a bit tight, this still is a great mouse.

Headphones

Good, comfortable headset with good surround sound and a great mic for a headset. The lighting isn't very noticeable as the razer logo on the sides are very small.

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Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 4 points

nvidia all day. watch out for the 390 comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, thanks for the warning.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Some suggestions for down the road:

  • 1) Replace stock CPU cooler with an aftermarket cooler (Cryorig H7 or Cooler Master EVO) You have an unlocked CPU, why not overclock it

  • 2) Add a SSD for the Operating System, you will notice a difference in performance and boot times. Some good brands: Intel and Samsung ~240 GB should suffice

  • 3) Two more fans would help but are not required. One as intake (Front) and exhaust (Top)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the suggestions, though I already mentioned 1 and 2. I believe if I got water cooling such as the Corsair h100i I would be able to overclock and have fans on the top of the case. :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Although suggestions are nice, he did mention number 1) and 2) :")

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

1/2) > I plan on getting a Corsair water cooler so I can do some overclocking, getting some LEDs in my case and getting an SSD in the near future. 3) Not really needed at all

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

You might just be getting one or two extra fans with your water cooler so why not?

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

"Mid range"

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. One day I want to build myself a pc and get a cpu and gpu similar to what you have in here. +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :) This took a few months of mowing neighbors lawns, and working for minimum wage to save up for.. haha

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it's a nice one.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, i saw the blood sugar meter, you yourself diabetic?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes sir! :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, it's great to see a fellow diabetic into PC building. I'm pretty new my self to the PC scene (14) and just started a new build. I love yours and hope it works great in the future! :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I've been in the PC world for a while, this is my first time building though.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if this is out of topic and personal but i just gotta ask. My daughter was diagnosed with diabetes about 3 yrs ago when she was 4. Are you using a pump?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all, don't worry about it. I am not using a pump and never have as I have friends that just complain about them for numerous reasons. I believe injections are much easier, though I'm not sure how a pump would be for a seven year old. I would ask her indocronologist about getting a pump if you're considering it.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Pfft 970 is a bad card. 390 ftw

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that molex connector atill in there?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, the second picture is what it currently looks like. Much better!